Average Cost

Fees for cosmetic plastic surgery generally are paid prior to surgery. Oftentimes the consultation fee is deducted from the procedure. Costs vary widely and depend on the complexity of the operation, where the surgery takes place and which anesthetic is administered.

As a rule, cosmetic plastic surgery is considered “elective surgery” and is not covered by most insurance plans. Some operations that have a significant functional aspect – such as breast reduction, if the weight of your breasts causes pain or interferes with normal activities – may be considered reconstructive rather than cosmetic. Check with your plastic surgeon, who may recommend that your insurance company be contacted before surgery to determine whether coverage is available.

Never choose a doctor solely on the basis of lower cost. After checking for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in ASAPS, you should entrust your face or body to the plastic surgeon with whom you feel most comfortable.

Below you will find the average physician/surgeon fees for the most popular procedures in the US in 2017. These figures are for the specific procedures themselves, and exclude surgical facility, anesthesia, medical tests, prescriptions, garments and other costs related to surgery.

For more detailed information and statistics on procedure costs, see the Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics for 2017.

Buttock Augmentation (Implants only) $4,708
Buttock Lift $5,080
Liposuction $3,279
Lower Body Lift $7,737
Spider Vein Treatment - Sclerotherapy $369
Thigh lift $4,906
Tummy Tuck $6,083
Upper Arm Lift $4,372
Vaginal Rejuvenation $2,720
Breast Augmentation - Saline Implants $3,513
Breast Augmentation - Silicone Gel Implants $4,014
Breast Lift $4,895
Breast Reduction (women) $5,860
Gynecomastia (male breast reduction) $3,765
Head & Face
Brow Lift $3,291
Chin Augmentation $2,709
Ear Surgery $3,048
Eyelid Surgery $3,239
Facelift $7,562
Nose Surgery $5,146
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox, Dysport) $420
Calcium Hydroxylapatite (Radiance) $697
Hyaluronic Acid (including Juvederm, Perlane/Restylane, Belotero, Prevelle, Elevess) $651
Poly-L-Latic Acid (Sculptra) $875
Skin & Hair
Chemical Peel $545
Dermabrasion $1,558
IPL / Photorejuvenation $342
Laser Hair Removal $457
Laser Skin Resurfacing - Fractional $2,560
Microdermabrasion $149
Nonsurgical Skin Tightening $1,707
Tattoo Removal $401